re: Kindle Fire: 95,000 Orders On Day One
I think it is a bit off to compare an ebook reader on steroids with a tablet. The Fire doesn't even run true Android, but a modified version from Amazon. That said, for what it is intended to do I am sure it will do it well and it has an attractive price point. As far as hardware and software features go, it cannot compare with other Android tablets, mainly because it was never intended to compete with them as far as I can tell. Amazon needed a gadget that is inexpensive, but still good enough to show video and browse the web. The sole purpose of the Fire is to pull through more content so that Amazon can sell more stuff using a medium where distribution costs are negligible. The Fire is to be a kaching-machine for Amazon, not an iPad killer.
It will become more interesting once Amazon realizes that more people will buy the Fire if they can get unrestricted access to the Android marketplace or when the Amazon offering is available for other mobile devices, such as the upcoming Lenovo Ideapad A1, which is supposed to cost the same as the Fire, but with a different, more tablet like hardware.